Society of Indiana Archivists Fall 2011 Workshop

Fall 2011 Workshop: Nuts and Bolts: Archives Basics

The Society of Indiana Archivists and the State Historical Records Advisory Board of Indiana (SHRAB) invites you to join us for our Fall Workshop, Nuts and Bolts: Archives Basics

When: Friday October 7, 2011: 9:00 AM- 4:30 PM
Where: DePauw University Archives, Greencastle, Indiana
Cost: $30 for members, $40 for non-members

Our workshop will focus on “accidental archivists” or new archivists—some who perhaps have been assigned archives work and are not sure what to do now. In the morning session, everyone will have an chance to work with actual collections in small groups. There will be plenty of opportunities to get your questions answered and discuss best practices. The afternoon will be devoted to management issues that might surprise you: creating a finding aid to aid users in discovering the collection, working with patrons, working with donors, digitizing your first collection, and marketing.

SIA Fall Workshop Agenda: Nuts and Bolts: Archives Basics

October 7, 2011

8:30-9:00 AM:Registration and Coffee

9:00 AM: Introductions

9:15 AM: Jane Gastineau, Lincoln Librarian at the Allen County Public Library, speaks about becoming an Accidental Archivist

9:30 AM: So Now You’re an Archivist: Diving Right In – Brief introduction by Education Committee and break into groups to start processing sample collections.

11:00: Come back together and discuss the experience.

11:30: Break For Lunch: Talk with Indiana State Archivist Jim Corridan, speaking about SHRAB and funding opportunities for archivists in Indiana.

Afternoon theme is “So I’ve processed a collection now what”

1:00: Jennifer Whitlock, Indianapolis Museum of Art: Best Practices for Finding Aids.

1:45: Alison Stankrauff, Indiana University South Bend: Working with Patrons.

2:15: Jennifer Greene, University of Southern Indiana: Working with Donors.

2:45: Break

3:15: Anne Thomason, Earlham College: Digitizing Your First Collection.

4:00: Carol Street, Ball State University: Guerilla Marketing for Archives.

4:30: Adjourn. Optional Tour of DePauw University Archives with Wesley Wilson.



The Society of American Archivists Indiana University Student Chapter seeks to: *provide a forum to address issues in the archival profession in an informal and relaxed atmosphere. *facilitate a meeting place for students with interests in Archives, Special Collections, Manuscripts, or Personal Papers. *raise awareness about archives and their importance in the university and surrounding community.
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